When first seeing Sherwood, it’s natural to feel transported back in time to an era of pastoral beauty where majestic hills overlook lush valleys and the pristine Lake Sherwood. Sherwood blends its rich film history from the 1920’s, when the film “Robin Hood” gave the area its name, with the exquisite golf course development which draws celebrity and CEO alike. The valley and the lake have had many owners, from William Randolph Hearst during the great depression, to billionaire owner of Dole Foods, David Murdock.
The 400 homes in the gated area of Sherwood take full advantage of the views of both the stunning natural surroundings and the idyllic fairways. In this resort-like atmosphere, the unparalleled lifestyle offered at Sherwood includes the world renowned 18-hole Jack Nicklaus designed Sherwood Country Club, and the Sherwood Lake Club that surrounds the Par 3 Executive Course, also designed by Nicklaus. The club facilities at both courses include pool, gym, tennis, and locker rooms, as well as fine dining. Around Lake Sherwood, and in gated developments outside the main gates, are homes that were built in the 1920’s alongside newer construction. The lake encompasses 155 surface acres where one can enjoy sailing, canoeing, swimming, evening cruises in party boats, and bass fishing.
Only 35 miles from Los Angeles, this incomparable locale with premiere country clubs, spectacular environs, and unlimited recreational opportunities, it’s no wonder that this area has attracted notables from the entertainment and sports professions, as well as captains of industry.
Jack Nicklaus once said of Sherwood, “This was one of the more magnificent pieces of land on which I’ve had the opportunity to design a golf course. It is rare to see a piece of property that is so private, with so much natural beauty. There isn’t another golf course in the world that has a more beautiful tree ensemble than Sherwood.”